- Making News: Congress Responds to the Response to Katrina
President Bush wants to lead an investigation into what went wrong in response to Hurricane Katrina, but the US Senate isn't losing any time. Republican Susan Collins of Maine says she'll head a bipartisan effort to answer disturbing questions. Democrat Joseph Lieberman called this "a moment of national crisis-in America's self-confidence, but agreed the inquiry should be bipartisan. Dana Milbank of the Washington Post has more.
- Reporter-s Notebook: The Supreme Court and Political Timing
As the body of the late William Rehnquist lies in state at the US Supreme Court before his funeral tomorrow, President Bush moved quickly to designate Judge John Roberts as the Chief Justice's successor. Already chosen to succeed retiring Justice Sandra Day O'Connor, Roberts was to begin Senate confirmation hearings today. John Hardwood of the Wall Street Journal reports on the scenario for replacing the leader of America's third branch of government.
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After the Iran Nuclear Deal: Does Trump have a Plan B President Trump made good on a campaign promise. The U.S. is out of the “horrible” “one-sided” Iran nuclear deal. Can it stop Iran from restoring its nuclear program? Make diplomatic peace with allies in Europe? Convince North Korea the U.S. can be trusted?
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